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Leaf Life vibrator review

The product: Leaf Life vibrator

The concept: Leaf is a line/spin-off company of BMS Factory, who you may recognize if you already own a Swan or Jopen toy. They’re touted as the brand’s “green” sex toy option, and they are eco-friendly, but not any more so than any other brand that makes rechargeable, 100% silicone, phthalate-free toys.

Leaf sex toy branding

All Leaf products are designed in Canada and come with a super-cute canvas travel bag, which–and I know this is a weird thing to fixate on–really sealed the deal for me. The entire way that the Leaf line is marketed makes me so happy–it feels cheery and eco-friendly instead of illicit or sexy, and while there’s nothing wrong (at all!!) with brands that ooze sex appeal 24/7, it’s really nice to be able to disentangle “sex toys” with “sex appeal.”

Also worth noting is that there is nothing gendered about the way that Leaf markets its products, which I think is fantastic!

Leaf Life silicone rechargeable vibrator review

The Life: You’re all going to hate me after I say this, but I can’t help it: this, folks, is the life.

For real, though, it is. I have never become attached to a sex toy as quickly as I became attached to my Life, and for good reason! It’s more rumbly than the Lelo Siri (albeit less rumbly than the We Vibe Tango) and is covered in silky-soft silicone.

Leaf Life

But, most importantly, it charges (as much as I love the nerd appeal of a magnetic charger) with a little headphone jack-style plug, so you never have “oh god it hasn’t been charging all this time how am I supposed to get off now” moments. 

It’s also waterproof and super quiet, and the motor never rattles around in its case (like the MiMi Soft and We-Vibe Tango do.)

Leaf charging mechanism

Battery life: The best thing about the Life (aside from its amazingly quiet motor) is its battery life. This little Lithium-Polymer rechargeable battery can run for up to 2 hours and 40 minutes on low, which is long enough that even on my worst days, I can use it to get off at least twice without needing to charge it.

Unlike my ex-favourite We-Vibe Tango, which promises 2 hours of battery life but often dies on me (and others!) within 40 minutes. (That evil, scheming BUCKET OF LIES.)

Leaf Life vs Life+ review BMS Factory Swan Leaf review

The Life vs. the Life+: All Leaf products are powered with BMS Factory’s delightfully rumbly PowerBullet motor (which is the same in both lines), but the purple Leaf+ line features vibration patterns as well as a press-and-hold “off” button.

I never use patterns, so I’m happy with my Life. The “on” button is weird, though: it’s very sensitive, and instead of turning up when pressed, it turns on/off. So, every time I try to throw this into my purse without turning the travel lock on, my bag starts rumbling, and if I squish the Leaf a little during use, it turns itself off.

Leaf vs Leaf+ vibrator review

To turn the Leaf up, you actually have to press and hold, at which point the levels quickly escalate until released. So, if you want precision controls, go with the Life+, and if you want green, go with the Leaf.

(I decided I wanted green more than I wanted controls that make sense, and I regret nothing.)

Leaf BMS Factory branding

The verdict?

I love this little guy a lot. Like, enough that I honestly feel kind of bad for recommending the We-Vibe Tango to you guys once upon a time. Don’t get me wrong, the Tango’s motor is definitely better, but the Leaf pairs reliability, quietness, and great battery life with a pretty rumbly motor, and that makes it hard to say no to. I definitely think that there’s still room for improvement, but of the toys that I own, this one is my current favourite ;)

So, of my three favourite vibes, I’ll say this: if you prioritize rumbliness, go for the MiMi Soft (review); if you prioritize strength of vibration, go for the We-Vibe Tango (review); and if you want a great all ’rounder, go for the Leaf Life!

Availability: $84.99 USD at Shevibe, who kindly sent this in for review! (FYI, that is a hella good price for the Leaf Life — it’s a whopping $139.96 CAD at Well.ca.)

And, for those of you who want to upgrade–or who can’t find the original Life in stock–the purple Leaf Life+ is just $89.99 USD and is just as good (if not better!)

Leaf Life waterproof rechargeable silicone vibe review

Still not sure? Check out these other bloggers’ reviews:

  • Bex Talks Sex – Bex’s blog is where I first saw the Leaf Life (photographed in a tree, no less), so this review is really thanks to them! ;)
  • Hey Epiphora – I didn’t actually find this review until I had finished writing mine, but if Epiphora likes a product, I always give it a second glance. Her toybox is the size of my beauty closet (maybe even bigger) and her reviews are informative and hella snarky, so the fact that the Life is one of her favourite toys carries a lot of weight for me!
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  • This actually sounds like the perfect toy! And – not that this really matters – it's so pleasing to look at!

    • Hey, if I'm gonna drop $80 on something, I think it should be pleasing to look at! :p

  • Liz

    This is the most adorable thing I have ever seen.

  • silvermoon3

    BABE! It's like you're reading my mind! Lol.
    Just so happens I'm in the market to stock up my super outdated fun chest. Yep, it's in a sad way. Heck, might need to get a couple of workhorses 'cause a gal needs options, amirite?! ;)
    Off to read/reread your other reviews.
    Actually… Maybe you have other suggestions to help a gal out?! There's so many options, and obviously everyone's different… But if you have any other opinions you'd be willing to share, I'd be so very grateful! Privately if you prefer, of course. :)

    Let me know? x

    • Hah! Great minds think alike! ;)

      I would looove to help you update your fun chest. Whatever I can do! :) Do you have any specific things that you're looking for?

  • silvermoon3

    Yaaaayyy! I was hoping you'd be down! You know you've found someone awesome when you're cool talking about sex toys. :D
    (Side note: I'm super open about this stuff, and feel sex is another aspect of health and healthcare, so nothing to be ashamed of. I do respect that others don't feel that way, but you write so honestly and matter of fact my that I felt I could ask for advice, even where others can read, haha!)

    TMI warning for others!

    Well, I find the need for g-spot action at times, while sometimes just external is sufficient. I once had a "Rabbit" style vibe but the external bit didn't hit the right spot, which kind of ruined the whole intent! If you don't have the right build, those styles may literally miss the mark! Disappointing!!!

    That's kind of why I'm wondering if two separate toys would be best – focus on getting the best performance out of each. But I'm open to all sorts of things. ;)

    Of course, it must be safe silicone or other high quality materials, for sure. What else? I don't like the sort of higher, buzzy range that you can find in bullets often, you know? You described "rumbly" and I think that's what I want.

    Umm… Oh! I have a Hitachi magic wand and while it's honestly great as a massage for sore backs, etc, I find it a bit like a jackhammer… Overwhelming! LOL.

    If you can make any sense of all that, I'll be appauding you all the way from Victoria! ;)

    Hmm, kind of wondering if maybe getting this adorable Leaf would work, and maybe something like the Je Joue??
    I have some money to spend for a change, so there's flexibility on price. I lo e a great bargain, but also believe in paying for quality! Because I'm worth it! *tosses hair like a shampoo commercial *

    Geeze, I'm such a dork! :P

    THANK YOU for reading all of this! I'll be thrilled with any ideas you might have. No pressure, though.

    • silvermoon3

      Oooh, HELLO, L'Amourose! I likey the sound of you – like she might just be my new best friend. <3:*

    • Oh my god, no, are you kidding me? I LOVE getting into the nitty-gritty of sex toy recommendations!!

      Your body actually sounds a lot like mine, so I'm going to give you my go-to rec! If my entire toybox burned in a super-hot fire and I had to start from scratch, I would buy just one rumbly vibrator (it doesn't sound like you need a ton of power, which opens up your options a bit) and one Vixen Creations VixSkin product. A single toy that does both is nice *if* you can find the perfect one, but honestly, it's always going to be a crapshoot, and I don't think one dual-purpose product is ever going to be quite as good as two.

      Vixen is a little hard to find, so I'm going to give you SheVibe links (because I'm affiliated with them–full disclosure–and they are a WONDERFUL company to work with), but you can find them in Canada at Come As You Are and Good For Her. I want to figure out which toys would be best for you BEFORE sending you hunting after them, though, so I have a couple questions to ask before I give you my recs!

      Question #1 is the same thing that I mentioned in this review: what is the most important thing for you when it comes to vibrators? How important (on, say, a scale of 1-5) are volume, rumbliness, and battery life? (Or, in other words, is there a chance anyone is going to overhear you who shouldn't/do you need your vibrator to last for upwards of 30 minutes at a time?)

      Question #2 is about insertables: namely, how you like yours ;) Realistic/unrealistic? Long, thick, both, or neither?

      I await your answers! ;)

      • silvermoon3

        Ha! I was *just* thinking "crap, I didn't mention X, Y, and Z!" but you just asked. :) Felt a little silly since my last comment was already soooooong!! Lol.

        My power level requirements can vary; my health condition has me living with significant chronic pain which I find can be a huuuuge damper on the party. Boo! So for me that can mean I'd need something gentle in vibration but strongly persistent one day, and other times it could mean cranking it up to try and drown the bad signals from my overactive nervous system, if that makes sense.

        Volume: if 1 is loud and 5 very quiet, I look for a 3 at least. I have a roommate and while we are super open, I don't feel the need to announce these things at the time. Lol.

        Rumbliness: Deeper rumbly sounds right up my alley. (Umm… Lol?!) I find the very high/fast buzzy types annoying. And some simpler controls would be nice. I'm unsure about the patterns you've mentioned as I haven't experienced them myself so I can't say. But a good, basic strong rumbly vibe that has some stamina needn't have other frills for me to enjoy it.

        Battery life: with that variable sensitivity of my system, it can mean time is required to get where I'm trying to go. There's nothing remotely fun in being left high n dry when your batteries die, as we know… So while 30 minutes may be enough, I'd prefer to find something that can last longer if I need if to.

        Internal: Definitely as non-human male looking as possible, please! General shape is fine, but not skin look or other anatomical deets. Nope. Prefer purple flowers or a dolphin or something, lol.

        Size: oooh, width/circumference over length, **absolutely**. But having a lot there isn't a deal for me. Like, the L'Amourose you reviewed that has a generous knot for g-spot pressure but nothing else would be just fine for me, I think. In fact, I'm quite liking the look of it; very promising!
        Did I miss anything? I'm typing on my cell, always a bit awkward for editing if needed. Ha.

        And I'm very happy to utilize your affiliate links, and appreciate your forthright noting of such. I love CAYA (Come As You Are)! Co-ops are amazing, and I bought a Feeldoe there once for $85 or so that would have cost me something like $50+ more from Womyn's Ware in Vancouver! Yikes! But I'm open to all the options you mention so far. Am excited to hear more!

        • Ahhh I'm so sorry; I'm having the busiest holiday season!! Will get back to you ASAP on this! >.<

          • silvermoon3

            No worries at all! Enjoy the holidays, and your family and friends. I'll be here later… :)
            Much appreciated!

          • Hehe you too! Merry Christmas!! ❤️

        • Okay, team. I'VE GOT THIS.

          My final answer for you is: I don't know what the perfect toy for you would be. Yet. I can't think of any one toy that has volume, intensity, range, and battery life all under wraps, but believe me: I am looking. I was actually going to pause my vibrator reviews and focus on other sex toys for a little while, but I have a couple ideas of toys that might be perfect for you and I'm going to try my best to acquire and review them for you before the end of the year! :)

          (Which I know isn't a very lofty goal, but — you haven't seen my backlog. It is legendary, and I am weak to its powers.)

          Of the vibrators that I have and actually like (which isn't all of them), I'd say that the MiMi Soft would be the best bet for you — but it rattles if you aren't holding it, which can be pretty noisy. It has better battery life and range than the We-Vibe Tango, and it's way more rumbly than the Leaf, but *is* a little noisy. (If you can live with the noise, that is definitely the one that I'd recommend for you!)

          For internal stimulation, I love VixSkin, but their only non-realistic model is the Raquel, which isn't very girthy. Perhaps try the Comet Wand if you really like g-spot pressure (full disclosure, I haven't tried it, but I have a couple sex blogging friends who love theirs), or the brand new L'Amourose Prism V — it has the same great g-spot curve as the Rosa, but the colours are 500% more awesome and it has a more ergonomic handle ;)

          Okay. Let me know what you think of those suggestions when you have the time to check 'em out! I'm happy to keep thinking on this one, or to answer any questions :) Sorry for taking so long to reply!!

  • I so regret not getting this. Instead I got the Jimmyjane Form 2. Ugghhh.

    Lovely review, freaking phenomenal photography, and I hope this doesn't sound creepy, but your hands are really nice, too! I'm always embarrassed about showing mine in photos cuz I bite my nails and it makes them look like zombie hands.
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    • Nooo, Heather! Never cave to Jimmyjane! D:

      And nope, not creepy at all :P Thank you! I was blessed with hella strong nails (I literally stopped biting them because it was just too difficult), but my monster palms make up for it. :D

      • silvermoon3

        Jimmyjane? Not good quality? *takes notes*

        • Okay quality (or so I've heard), but overpriced! Their motors have a tendency to shift, too, which is why I don't have any firsthand experience — there's no point in dropping $130 on a vibrator if all of the rumble's gonna be in the handle in three months, you know?

    • silvermoon3

      I'm pretty sure ivecsaid that to her more than once! Her nails are my dream… Like, both what I WISH I had, being the polar opposite of my naturally thin, small-bedded nails, plus ones I'd *love* to manicure up (all natural or polished, either) as a (former) esthetician.

      Yeah, mine sounds more stalkerish, I think. =/

      • Hahaha aww, thank you!! I do really like my nails, and having you do them would be a dream! ;) :3

  • This vibrator looks SO GOOD. I really do love these reviews you do!
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    • Thanks, Trysh! I'm planning on doing them more frequently in the new year, so that's awesome to hear! :)

  • I used to have quite the collections of vibrators. Now I only have two anymore. And it's been aaaaages since I last used them… I think a few years back I would have loved this one though.
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  • omg, it's adorable. I love the little bag and how you could just tote it around all discreet-like. Unless it accidentally turns on.
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    • Haha right? I was all, "oh hey! I'm so discreet! No one will ever know!" and then suddenly my entire bag was just all "vrrrrrrrr" :P

      Alas. The perils of neglecting to use your travel lock! (Which, can I just say, is easy to turn on but SO HARD for me to turn off, for some reason. It's just three clicks to turn on/off, but I usually have to make my partner turn the travel lock back off for me >.<)

  • I never thought I'd leave a comment on a sex toy post but your blog is seriously addicting. I just discovered it and I can't get enough of it!
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